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Voters Don’t See Eye-to-Eye With Congress

Monday, May 08, 2017

Voters are not likely to say the average congressional representative shares their views. They’re not even convinced their own representative does.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters say, in political terms, the average Republican in Congress is more conservative than they are. Just 22% think the average congressional Republican is more liberal than they are, while 21% think their views are about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 1-2, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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